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Old 04-30-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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how much water does a clown fish need

15 gallon to a fish, right.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Ocellaris Clownfish, Tank Bred

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Though I think I've read on here that some people have a single clownfish in a 10g.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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Clowns need 10g of water per clown so if u have two u need at least 20
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:35 PM   #4
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what kind of clown are we talking about? you can't put 2 maroons in a 20.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #5
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No maroons need a 30g and of above and for two of them you need at least 60g
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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maroon clowns get to about 5". you can't keep 2 of them in a 60.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:50 PM   #7
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No the gold strip maroon gets about 4 inches and yeah u can , a 60 and a above
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:00 PM   #8
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According to Liveaquaria they get to 6" maximum.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:15 PM   #9
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Idk about that maybe the wild ones I got my info from saltwaterfish.com and alot of my buddys say thy same thing so I'm not sure u could be right or I could be lol
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your wrong. i've seen them 5". even a single 5" fish is too big for a 60 gallon.
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LFS has a maroon that is at over 5 inches and is probably closer to 6, about 25 years old and lives by itself in a 90 gallon tank. So they do get big and mean.
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well,aren't there dwarf species
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Their are aggressive and yeah come on now 25 years old any fish with grow if lived that long if u by a fish the chances of the fish living that long is slim to none and it took 25 yeArs for it to grow 5 inches so think about that
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There are no dwarf species.

The same store has a percula clown fish about the same and it is about 3 inches.
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To get back to the root question. It really depends on the clownfish. Some species don't get quite as big as others. Other ones aren't quite as aggressive as others. fishman3, did you specifically want a maroon, or any clownfish? How big of a tank do you have? There isn't any that would live happily, or even live at all healthily in a 5.5G if that is the only SW tank you have.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #16
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I agree with nxb161 5.5 in saltwater terms is basically Nuthing maybe 1 damsel and a crab a maybe a shrimp that's about it
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Their are aggressive and yeah come on now 25 years old any fish with grow if lived that long if u by a fish the chances of the fish living that long is slim to none and it took 25 yeArs for it to grow 5 inches so think about that
it doesn't take 25 years for a maroon clown to reach maturity.
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If u say so
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Let's keep this calm, but I have to agree with x on this one. An animal may live for 20 years, but may be full grown in 6 or even earlier than that.
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